M.I.A. Vicki Leekx Mixtape

A free mixtape from M.I.A. surfaced recently with the name Vicki Leekx. It sounds like a mix of her old stuff (the alleged ‘Diplo demos’ released via funny domain-name-purchases after the release of /\/\/\Y/\, like “Let Me Hump You”) together with some raw new stuff. As usual with M.I.A., there’s no lack of personal, biting political and social commentary. The title alone should tip you off.

Check out the official page to download here: vickileekx.com

GPWW 11/24/10: Worldwide Mixtape: Analog Africa

Gilles Peterson is back with another worldwide mixtape, this time in Berlin, Germany where we get to hear the unique sounds and rhythms of Analog Africa.  The show also includes tracks from artists such as Ebo Taylor, Ben Sidran, and Exile House.

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Listen in Jukebox.

More Info and Tracklisting.

New Jean Grae and RJD2: “Bridge” + MP3

What a collaboration on this new track: Jean Grae, the sharp emcee showing off new vocals on the “Bridge” hook, paired up with RJD2, who must be taking a break from his rock trip to produce some heavy electronic funk. This track is from an upcoming compilation, Year of the Blacksmith Community mixtape. Jean Grae’s highly anticipated album Cake or Death will never ever come soon enough.

Jean Grae – “Bridge” (produced by RJD2) [MP3]
 

Chrisette Michele: Let Freedom Reign + MP3

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This native New Yorker with a gorgeous, soulful voice is back with a new album dropping November 30th.  “I’m A Star” is a single straight off of Chrisette Michele‘s third album, Let Freedom Reign.  Leading up to this release, Chrisette has created her first mixtape, Love Thy Brother, which is a collaboration with her brother, Lem Payne.

Chrisette Michele feat. Lem Payne- 90210 Marilyn Monroe [MP3]

 

Download Love Thy Brother for free at Datpiff.com.

J. Period & John Legend & The Roots Announce The Official Wake Up! Radio Mixtape + MP3

J. Period made a mix of The Roots and John Legend re-imagining of old classics called Wake Up! The full J. Period mixtape, Wake Up Radio, will be available in late November with an all-star cast of hip-hop/R&B heavyweights, plus exclusive remixes, album outtakes, and personal interviews with John Legend, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, and Black Thought. The first single, now a free download, is J. Period’s remix of “Our Generation” featuring the hip-hop pioneers Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

The Roots & John Legend – “My Generation” (J. Period Remix feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth) [Download from J.Period]
 

Jperiod.com/wakeup